Haven’t yet lost that dreadful muffin top or made amends with your latest friend-turned-foe? Nowhere near achieving the relationship or career you so desperately want, need? We called upon the experts to crank up our happy-o-meter with motivational tips that will take us that much closer to personal fulfillment. What we asked: How can we […]
I’ve been thinking about long-term care insurance a lot lately, because my dad would have been 94 yesterday. He died six years ago after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Dad didn’t have long-term care insurance, so his $5,000-a-month costs in an Alzheimer’s care facility were primarily paid out-of-pocket. So with my father on my mind, I’ve been […]
Right now, I’m gazing at the cover of the 142-page Individual Enrollment Agreement that arrived in the mail from my new health insurer, CareFirst BlueCrossBlueshield. The sleek, longhaired woman in the picture is smiling brightly. I’m not feeling her joy. I’ve been stewing about health insurance since October — ever since my husband, Cliff (a […]
Watch Kerry speak about the older workforce. People are delaying retirement and seeking out job opportunities later in life according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press and NORC. The survey also found nine out of ten people aged 50 and older were satisfied with their jobs.
My question of the day is this: Do women over 50 need life insurance? The topic was recently batted around on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, the personal finance and investing program that airs on public television stations around the country. Mack’s discussion with InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin and certified financial planner Erin Botsford, chief executive of the Botsford Group, began […]
Chances are you have no idea how much your health care will cost when you retire. I don’t. Trying to conjure up a reliable estimate gives me brain freeze. But if you’re not including a ballpark figure in your retirement savings calculations, you could be setting yourself up for a sickening financial surprise. That’s especially […]
Here’s a dose of medicine women might not want to swallow: It’s getting more expensive for a wife to get health insurance through her husband’s plan. Employers, it seems, are madly seeking ways to put a tourniquet on their escalating health care costs. “They’re well aware that in 2014, when the health reform law’s provisions […]
It’s always one of the first questions I’m asked when I tell someone I’m a freelancer: “What do you do about health insurance?” Until now, I’ve been lucky. My husband worked for a company whose plan covered me, too. But this fall he expects to join me in the ranks of the self-employed. So I’ve […]